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to act early in self defense in many instances. for the first time, many of those critics felt he understood because he connected it to his own experience as an african-american. he was -- has understood the civil rights movement and because of the history of america and because he said several crucial phrases, essentially said that israel will never go away. so he sort of laid out the honey, then he went and gave the vinegar line saying you have to actually now do a few things you don't like, and here they are. he did a good job from the israeli critics' perspective. >> the palestinians aren't happy, the disproportionate amount of time in israel and what he asked of the two leaders, made no public demand of netanyahu yet in israel he talked about the settlement issue. it is different than four years ago, on the arab street, including ra mal a, thought it would be different. now the israelis think we understand each other better here. >> one thing the president succeeded doing, strategically very important, john, the president set up a phone call between the prime minister of isra
to a question the president seemed a little defensive about why the united states during his administration has not authorized military force to stop the slaughter in syria. listen to this. >> i think what your question may be suggesting is why haven't we simply gone in militarily? and i think it's fair to say that the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily then it's criticized for going in militarily. if it doesn't, then people say, why aren't you doing something militarily? and, you my response at this stage is to make sure that what we do contributes to bringing them into the blothem -- an end to the bloodshed as quickly as possible. >> did you get the sense the president is on the same page as far as syria is concerned with jordan king abdullah nearly half a million syrian refugees have poured into jordan over these past two years. >> dealing with the refugee crisis, yes. the president says we'll send more money. we'll try to get more humanitarian aid. i'll pick up the phone and get you more help. nobody knows what page they're on when it comes to th
and did sentence pollard to life, citing the enormous damage to u.s. national security that then defense secretary casper weinberger outlined in a classified memo to the court. pollard remains at a federal prison in north carolina. gloria and richard haas are still with us. gloria, it was interesting. i listened very closely to what the president said in that interview with channel 2. he didn't necessarily completely rule out the notion that some day he might give pollard some clemency and let him go to israel. >> well, do you think it is likely that he will even the fact, the national security community still remains opposed, the vice president of the united states remains opposed. >> yeah. there is strong opposition to releasing pollard. i wouldn't necessarily completely rule it out. almost 30 years in prison, a long time for conspiracy to commit espionage with a friendly country. let me ask, richard haas. when you served in the government you worked for the secretary of state colin powell. you are very familiar with this case. what do you think the chances are that this president migh
formalizes a joint response to even small-scale attacks. a defense official says examples include the north sending ships into south korean waters, flying fighter jets into restricted airspace or shelling those islands like it did three years ago. the official says south korea would still conduct any initial response. >> the problem comes if north korea then retaliates in turn and you have a spiral of escalation. there is the possibility, hypothetically, that things could get so serious that we would become involved. >> retired general walter sharp commanded u.s. forces korea when the talks started on this new agreement. >> there's been a lot of work done between the republican of korea and the united states on provocation responses, what should we do if north korea does another kinetic attack? >> sharp says there's been intense planning to the right response to north korea's next provocation. >> that holds something at risk for kim jung unso he'll thing twice before another attack. >> in fact, north korea's leader kim jong-un recently threatened to wipe out south korean units on another bo
americans that are dead. the secretary of state was not in conversation with the secretary of defense or with the chair of the joint chiefs of staff. >> reporter: i think that is an important point but this is another. >> the president of the united states didn't care about those four americans and they were killed. that is the point. >> reporter: if you're going to focus -- >> that's what's important. you talk about dog handlers and there are four americans killed? >> reporter: congresswoman you are the one who brought it up. >> walking and walking and walking. dana is here in the situation room. dana, you were both in heels, too. that's not that easy to be walking that quickly. what was it like when you were trying to ask simple, straight forward questions and she didn't really want to answer them. >> no she didn't. what really surprised me was she wouldn't let me sort of get the question in because, look. michele bachmann has certainly not answered my questions and others in the past but she generally is -- stops and is polite and smiles, a different kind of an experience there to
's after something, and it isn't love. that's what allegedly happened to this defense contractor and former army officer. he's charged with passing nuclear secrets to his chinese girlfriend. cnn's brian todd is here with this story. this is fascinating. >> it is, brianna. this also could be very damaging to u.s. national security. this man had access to some of america's most sensitive military secrets. he's accused of falling for what experts say is called a "honey trap." an army reservist who had top-secret clearance doing contract work for the pacific command in hawaii. benjamin bishop now stands accused of leaking military secrets, including information on nuclear weapons, war plans, early-warning radar systems. u.s. officials say he gave them to a chinese woman 32 years younger who he was having a relationship with. bishop is in custody. his attorney says this. >> he served his country honorably for 29 years. he maintains he would never do anything to intentionally harm the united states. >> reporter: is the woman a chinese spy? court documents identify her as person one, 27 years old,
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